The Ultimate Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in McAllen

by esmeaceves


A guide to my favorite coffee shops around McAllen.

Here is a small guide to my favorite coffee houses around McAllen area. I am so glad new restaurants and coffee places are flourishing, this only means RGV FOODIES like to support their local business!


(The order doesn’t reflect my preference or quality, it is just how they pop up in my mind)

When you want to try something new: lUNA cOFFE HOUSE
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Perfect for studying and catching up with friends! Their weekly open mic events are becoming popular within the community. My favorite are the Galactics frapps. They also have a specialty drinks for kids: UNICORNS MILK!

When you want to feel hipster af: semilla coffee lab

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When you are a craving a vacation or a change of scenery, go to Semilla Coffee Lab! Once you enter this cute, hipster coffee house you will feel transported to a different place! They craft a specialty drink called: TRAGOS; ice coffee with infused flavors! (a must try) My favorite is the latte with a hint of agave, just perfect. Also, I loved they a little nook full of compu pillows, for those time you just want a place to relax and think about your hopes and dream (Lol)

When you need something to wake up : Moon Beans

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A staple in McAllen coffee shops scene. Perfect for working, wifi quality helps you to focus on your work while sipping in their delicious coffees. My favorite is the home brew, the texture and flavor of their coffee is AMAZING.

When you have tons of work: Black Iron Cafe

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Located inside McAllen Library, this helps a lot to just grab your favorite drink and go to study! They also offer sandwiches and salads for lunch. I really like the dedication and care the owners invest in their coffee shop. My favorite is the Smores Frapp and the Coffee Float! Yes! Freshly brewed coffee poured in a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hint of hazelnut flavor!


When you are looking for the perfect pastry to go with your brew: PJ pies

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Perfect for the occasional pie craving. My favorite is apple pie paired with an ice latte! This coffee house will be great for you when in need of a quiet place with a strong wifi signal to do some work or just hang out.